Should Hong Kong Bid to Host the 2023 Asian Games?

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Quantitative Methods Group Project

Topic: Should Hong Kong bid to host the 2023 Asian Games?

1. Introduction
As Hong Kong football team was rated a brilliant performance in Hong Kong 2009 East Asian Games, it raises the awareness of Hong Kong residents in sport and gives a big motivation for us to be a host of huge sport event again. Recently, the Hong Kong government and residents are talking and discussing about whether Hong Kong should bid to host the 2023 Asian Games or not. To study more about residents’ view, the Hong Kong government has commissioned the Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies of the Chinese University of Hong Kong to conduct a telephone survey to gauge public views on the subject. And a total of 1,848 respondents were surveyed by 1 December 2010. For the first part of survey conducted between 19 and 25 November 2010, 44.3% of the respondents favoured the proposed bid and 50.8% were not in favour of the proposed bid. However, for the latter part of the survey conducted between 26 November and 1 December 2010, the number of supporting respondents slightly overtook the non-supportive ones and the percentage was 48.2% and 47.2% respectively. This indicates that that had been a rising number of respondents in the support of the proposed bid towards the end of the consultation period. Overall speaking, having regard to the arguments for and against the proposed bid and the direct total cost of $6 billion, 46.3% of the respondents favoured the proposed bid, while 48.9% were not in favour of the proposed bid during the whole survey period (Home Affairs Bureau, 2010, p.8; Headline Daily, 2010, p.28; AM 730 Media Limited, 2010, p.12). In this report, we are going to test if the original claim that 46.3% of the respondents favoured the proposed bid can be accepted or not. Hence, we need to test whether there were 46.3% of Hong Kong residents thinking that Hong Kong should bid the host of 2023 Asian Games or not. 2. Basic...
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